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Hartman Execution Set For October

Posted September 4, 2003 1:08 a.m. EDT

— Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, as the execution date for death row inmate Edward Ernest Hartman.

The execution is scheduled for 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

Hartman, 38, was sentenced to death on October 20, 1994, in Northampton County Superior Court for the June 1993 murder of Herman Smith, Jr. In addition, Hartman received a 40-year sentence for armed robbery.